21-year-old Evan Emory of Michigan has been sentenced to two months jail time after filming and posting a video featuring him singing a sexually explicit song to elementary school students. The only thing is, Emory never did that. He actually sang an appropriate (and apparently well-received) song to the kids and edited in the other song (which the kids never heard) later for a comedy video.
He has also been banned from approaching children under 17. If they're jailing people for bad comedy why not start at the top and throw the creators of "Funny or Die" into the slammer?
The parents were angry that he had misused images featuring their children which is fair enough, there probably is an issue relating to licencing the images of the children that merits a fine. However their anger was quite palpably not in proportion to the actual offence and their grievances were pandered to as though they were angry Muslims- with the prosecution initially going for a 20 year prison sentence and the aggrieved parents arguing that this is what he deserved.
PS- bonus points to anyone who spots what the title refers to.